Upcoming Events

2020 ‘How to be an Antiracist’ Slow Read for Students

Ibram Kendi’s book’s slow-reads will take place over the academic year with a soft kick-off date in September, a wrap-up date of April 9 (2021).  Students can sign up in groups of no more than 10. Each group with be co-facilitated by either staff or faculty member.  Copies of the book will be provided to students who request one.   

Students may sign up using this form, either individually or in groups:  


A Conversation with Misha Euceph, Executive Producer of The Michelle Obama Podcast

September 30, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM 
Register Here: https://ithaca.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEvdemprD8tG9eayXKlRqrvxo96N3Z725wx 

Misha in conversation with Hierald Osorto, Director of Religious and Spiritual Life and Raza Ahmad, Director, Park Center for Independent Media will explore how podcasts lift-up stories of intersecting identities, defining moments, relationship with faith/spirituality, and activism. When we release those stories onto the airwaves (figuratively speaking), how do they change listeners? 

More info here: https://ithaca.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6386109

Reimagining and Remaking Our Nation in Love and Compassion: A Conversation with Valarie Kaur

October 20, 2020 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Register Here: https://www.ithaca.edu/religious-and-spiritual-life/sacl-signature-event-2020-elections

Join Executive Director for Student Equity and Belonging and Director for Religious and Spiritual Life, Hierald Osorto in a conversation with Valarie Kaur, renowned Sikh racial justice activist, civil rights lawyer, award-winning filmmaker, educator, founder of the Revolutionary Love Project, and author of the new book See No Stranger: A Memoir and Manifesto of Revolutionary LoveTogether we’ll explore: How do we labor for the world we want when the labor feels endless? How do we reimagine and remake our nation in love and compassion? 

Valarie Kaur is a masterful storyteller and seasoned activist, and her talk, including her 2017 TED talk, have garnered millions of views. Please plan to join us for this extraordinary conversation.

Crossing the Line
Please join Ithaca City of Asylum (ICOA) and City of Asylum Pittsburgh for “Crossing the Line,” a virtual (and highly visual) conversation about cartooning, free expression, censorship, and personal risk.


The free online event will take place on Friday, October 2, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. Featured guests are internationally acclaimed political cartoonists Pedro X. Molina of Nicaragua and Rob Rogers of Pittsburgh.

Both artists have paid a steep price for their work. Molina (self-portrait above) was forced to flee Nicaragua with his family in December 2018 after his main media outlet, Confidencial, was taken over by government forces during a crackdown on dissent. He won the 2018 Courage in Editorial Cartooning Award from Cartoonists Rights Network International and is now ICOA’s artist-in-residence and a Visiting International Scholar in Residence at Ithaca College.